Under National lockdown: Stay at home restrictions weddings and civil partnership ceremonies should not take place except in exceptional circumstances. Find out more on the Government’s website.
Ceremonies can take place between 29th March and 11th April with up to 4 guests. From 12th April to 20th June, our Milldam House ceremony room can allow up to 12 guests (subject to government reviews).
If you have a wedding ceremony or civil partnership registration booked at the Register Office, Milldam House or any approved venue in Portsmouth between 29th March and 21st June 2021, please contact us to discuss your ceremony.
Civil marriage ceremonies and civil partnership registrations are a legal alternative to church ceremonies.
Portsmouth register office is responsible for the legal aspect of all marriages and civil partnerships in Portsmouth. It’s also a licensed venue for the ceremonies themselves.
Check a list of approved wedding and civil ceremony venues in Portsmouth.
You can contact us if you have any questions, if you would like to view our ceremony rooms or to make a provisional booking.
You can email us or call 023 9282 9041 .
You can also write to, or visit us at:
Our opening hours are:
Monday – Friday: 9am to 4.30pm
For emergencies outside normal office hours on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays – please phone 023 9282 2251.
This includes help arranging a marriage involving someone who is terminally ill.
Please note: we can only assist with events taking place within the City of Portsmouth (PO1-PO6).
For events taking place elsewhere please contact the Register Office for that district.